Podcast: Life and Literature with Rachael Johns

Podcast: Life and Literature with Rachael Johns

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This week Cheryl Akle is joined by best-selling Australian author Rachael Johns to discuss her latest novel Lost Without You – a fresh and poignant novel of family, journeys, past decisions … and dresses. Together they discuss Rachael’s writing process, and the people, stories, and places that inspire her work.

Podcast Guest: Rachael Johns

Rachael Johns is an English teacher by trade, a supermarket owner by day, a mum 24/7, and a writer by night. She lives in rural Western Australia with her hyperactive husband and three mostly-gorgeous heroes-in-training. At 17 she began writing, enlightened by the thought that she could create whatever ending she liked, and almost a decade later, after many, many attempts at writing different types of novels, she joined the Romance Writers of Australia association. It was there that Rachael learnt there was more to writing a book than just typing out random thoughts. She learnt about the craft, conflict, consistent characters, etc, and also discovered that she LOVED contemporary romance! She is the author of The Kissing Season, Tease Me, CowboyMan Drought, JiltedOutback Dreams, Outback Blaze, Outback Ghost,The Next Season (ebook), and The Road to Hope.

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        Synopsis

        Four women, one dress, and the secret that binds them all... On a special night that is supposed to be a celebration of new beginnings, Paige MacRitchie's joy quickly falls away when her mother collapses during the speeches at her book launch. In the aftermath, and terrified of losing her, Paige decides she wants to make the ultimate tribute to her parents' perfect marriage: she will wear her mother's wedding dress for her own big day.There's just one problem – her mum, Rebecca, no longer has the dress. As Paige tries to track down the elusive gown, she discovers that Rebecca has a long–hidden secret that, if revealed, could blow her whole family apart. Her new friend Josie is at a crossroads too. She met her husband Nick when she was singing in an eighties–themed bar, but now she's lonely, yearning for a family and wondering if Nick understands her at all.And then there's nurse Clara. When she married Rob Jones, an up–and–coming rock star, she thought she was in it forever. But now Clara needs to make a new life for herself and Rob can't seem to understand that it's over.When the fates of these four women intertwine in an unexpected and powerful way, none of their lives will ever be the same again.A fresh and poignant novel of family, journeys, past decisions … and dresses … from the ABIA award–winning, bestselling author Rachael Johns.
        Rachael Johns
        About the author

        Rachael Johns

        Rachael Johns is an English teacher by trade, a supermarket owner by day, a mum 24/7, and a writer by night. She lives in rural Western Australia with her hyperactive husband and three mostly-gorgeous heroes-in-training.At 17 she began writing, enlightened by the thought that she could create whatever ending she liked, and almost a decade later, after many, many attempts at writing different types of novels, she joined the Romance Writers of Australia association.It was there that Rachael learnt there was more to writing a book than just typing out random thoughts. She learnt about the craft, conflict, consistent characters, etc, and also discovered that she LOVED contemporary romance!She is the author of The Kissing Season, Tease Me, Cowboy, Man Drought, JiltedOutback Dreams, Outback Blaze, Outback Ghost, The Next Season (ebook), and The Road to Hope.

        Books by Rachael Johns

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        1. Mary-Anne O'Connor says:

          What a wonderful author you are Rachel Johns! Congrats on another cleverly written book.